The National Association of Cultural Centres in Denmark "Kulturhusene i Danmark" strengthens and develops local artistic and cultural activity based on democratic and participatory qualities.
Established in 1987, the association is a NGO with 80 cultural centres as members. Although the centres differ a lot when it comes to size and facilities, they all share the fundamental purpose of arranging and presenting cultural events on a professional level, as well as facilitating local cultural initiatives with both know-how, rooms and workshops.
Cultural centres are the necessary physical frame around cultural processes primarily based on local initiative.
Kulturhusene i Danmark distributes relevant information to and between the members, politicians, civil servants, experts and others with an interest in the area. This is mainly done by publishing its magazine and by organising public meetings and conferences of current interest.
Kulturhusene i Danmark furthermore provides consultancy to its members as well as to local authorities regarding all sorts of challenges in connection with the establishment and management of cultural centres.
All its activities were originally fully financed by the members but are now and since 1999 partly funded by the Danish Ministry of Culture.